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Joined: Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:09 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:04 am 

One of the most booming media formats of the "web 2.0"-era are webcomics. Everyone seems to read them these days, even if only the super popular stuff like Xkcd or C&H. But strips like those are just one side of the medium and there are some really impressive graphic novels out there published in a webcomic format and available to everyone completely for free.

And who doesn't like free stuff? Over the years my collection of webcomic RSS feeds has grown into three digits and I figured there might be some other enthusiasts or curious ones around here who'd be interested in discussing some of them. So what're y'all reading?

A long time favorite of mine is Guilded Age, a six year running, action-packed fantasy epic with a clever twist which I won't spoil. It shines with great humor and suspense, as it is usually impossible to expect where the story will go next (as demonstrated by the speculation in the often quite entertaining comment section). It is updated at an impressive three times a week.

A relatively recent addition has been Stand Still, Stay Silent, which got a lot of attention lately online for its beautiful visualization of the Indo-European language family tree. The comic itself is set in post-apocalyptic Fennoscandia and focuses on an expedition into the mutant-infested "Silent World". The art and world-building are absolutely stunning, as is the fact that there are new pages several times a week. There is another, finished comic by the same creator, A Redtail's Dream, which is just as amazing but is set in present day and focuses on Finnish folklore. Great stuff for binge-reading in a day.

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Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:43 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:51 am 

Haven't looked at it in ages, but one of my favorites years ago was "Turn Signals on a Land Raider." Check it out for some 40k humor.


Looking back its actually pretty funny.


Joined: Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:05 am
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Location: Netherlands
PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:34 am 

there are a couple i keep track of.
There is saturday morning breakfast cereal. One of the most well known webcomics and which has had steady decline in quality although i still find it enjoyable.

I've also been keeping track of oglaf for ages. Not quite SFW.

Unspeakable vault (of doom) is a lovecraft based webcomic. Not teh most active anymore i guess but i still keep track of it.

Manly guys doing manly things is the most recent one i started following but to be honest it seems to have peaked early and is now not fun anymore.

optipess is a bit nerdy based comedy webcomic, quite good.

Business cat is another comedy webcomic.

i think thats everything

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